Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Tex-Al Rd Connector

Scope

The purpose of this project is to connect and upgrade the west and east ends of Tex-Al Road between Palmer Fishhook Road and Wasilla Fishhook Road providing a new collector road corridor. 

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Project Benefits

The project:

  • Improves area traffic circulation.
  • Provides an alternate route to the two Fishhooks.
  • Shortens the commuting time for the residents between the two Fishhooks traveling to Palmer and Wasilla.
  • Provides a safe secondary access in the case of road closures on the northern portion of the two Fishhooks.
  • Shortens emergency response times.

Currently there are no west-east connections that are constructed to collector road standards between the two Fishhooks north of Trunk Road.  

Project Status

A reconnaissance effort is currently ongoing. With additional funding design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, and construction can take place. A portion of the right-of-way connection between west Tex-Al and east Tex-Al roads has been secured. A residential subdivision road has been constructed which provides a base embankment for the future collector road. The project is part of the transportation bond package approved by voters in 2018 that provides for 50% of the funding. The borough’s Capital Project Department is actively seeking funds for the other 50% match. With additional funding design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, and construction can take place.

Contacts

Bob Walden, PE, MSB Project Manager

Pre-Design & Engineering Division

MSB Capital Projects Department

1-907-861-7726

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Brad Sworts, Division Manager

Pre-Design & Engineering Division

Capital Projects Department

1-907-861-7715

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Project Docs

Project Fact Sheet - October 2020 (pdf 273.32 KB)   |  752 hits

Project Cost

The estimated budget for this project is $5.5M.